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LowCVP News, 1 May 2019 (Issue 176)
Opposition parties join calls for declaration of Climate Emergency after Extinction Rebellion protests

Opposition parties are calling on the Government to declare a Climate Emergency after protests by Extinction Rebellion activists resulted in disruption in London and over 1,000 arrests. The Labour Party is forcing a vote in Parliament on the issue after a visit by school striker Greta Thunberg to the UK and a high profile television documentary prompted stronger and more urgent calls for action.

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LowCVP News

LowCVP Annual Conference 2019 - Future Fuels on the Road to Zero - Book now! The LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference, taking place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th, will focus on the low carbon fuels agenda; acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and long-term as well as which policy interventions are required to support them. Read more

LowCVP News: New van technologies guide to help cut fuel cost, emissions and climate impact

(LowCVP News Release): The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Cenex have published a new Low Emission Van Guide to coincide with this week’s CV Show in Birmingham and the revised licensing for drivers of alternatively fuelled vans (announced yesterday by the DfT).

Reports & Studies

National Infrastructure Commission report calls for 2040 ban on diesel trucks A new report from the National Infrastructure Commission says that the UK Government should ban the sale of new HGVs running on diesel from 2040. The report's publication coincided with a decision by the European Parliament to pass legislation to mandate that EU-based truck and lorry manufacturers will have to cut CO2 emissions for new vehicles by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030. Read more

Report calls for London to move towards new road user charging scheme to replace C-Charge, ULEZ

A new report from the Centre for London calls for the introduction of a new road user charging scheme which charges drivers on a per-mile basis and varies according to vehicle emissions, local levels of congestion and pollution and the availability of public transport alternatives.

VW study shows CO2 benefits of EVs over whole life-cycle

A study published by car maker Volkswagen finds that for the same model VW Golf operating on different powertrains, the electric vehicle performs better in terms of CO2 emissions than the ICE diesel model with which it is compared over the full life-cycle.

Policy Developments

London's ULEZ begins - in vanguard of major effort to tackle polluted air

The world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has launched in London today; a major element of the capital's efforts to clean up air pollution. London is leading on UK city-based efforts to tackle poor air quality after the UK Government lost several high profile court cases for failing to ensure air quality meets legal standards in several parts of the country. The vehicle standards adopted by the ULEZ are common to Clean Air Zones planned in other cities. 


Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2019 (Cenex-LCV 2019) - 04/09/2019

Cenex-LCV 2019 will once again be held at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, on 4-5 September. 2018 saw the largest ever attendance at the LCV Event (4385 delegates) a 13.5% rise on 2017; testimony to the growing interest and engagement in this agenda.  This year, a new Connected Autonomous Mobility Event is to be co-located at Cenex-LCV 2019. The opportunity to make expressions of interest for those interested in presenting at at LCV 2019 has just been opened.

edie Live 2019 - 21/05/2019

Join the UK’s leading energy, sustainability and resource professionals at edie live 2019 - the place for empowering sustainable businesses.

Oxford EV Summit - 26/06/2019

The two-day summit brings together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to explore how we advance full e-mobility. There's a 10% discount on delegate fees for LowCVP members.

The EV Experience Conference - 02/07/2019

Bringing together a range of senior stakeholders from the automotive, EV charging, fleet, payments, and renewables industries, this year’s EV Experience Conference will convene industry and policymakers to envision the desired consumer experience of electric vehicles in 2025. 

Future Resource & Zero Emission 2019 - 11/09/2019

A leading UK event for energy and water efficiency, Future Resource provides a platform for the latest solutions and industry insights shaping the future of the utilities sector. Specifically designed for businesses aspiring to be greener and more sustainable.

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

 Upcoming Working Group Meetings: 

Bus Working Group: 2nd May 2019 - Gatwick Airport
On the Agenda:

  • Government Updates
  • Hydrogen Bus Demonstration

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Passenger Car Working Group: 9th May 2019 - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
On the Agenda:

  • Government Updates
  • Consumer Information
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Commercial Vehicle Working Group: 14th May 2019 - Farnborough International

On the Agenda:

  • ULET Standards
  • LEFT Updates
  • Road to Zero: 15% Industry Commitment
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Fuels Working Group: 16th May 2019 - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ

On the Agenda:

  • Government Updates
  • AFID Labelling Campaign Update
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» UK set to miss carbon emissions targets into mid-2030s (Air Quality News)

» China to cut subsidies for EVs; increase focus on other clean alternatives (Business Telegraph)

» Transport minister gives evidence to Environmental Audit Committee (Parliament.uk)

» WhatCar research shows electrified cars retain residual value (WhatCar?)

» ‘Clearing the Air’ - New book on air quality published, features LowCVP MD (Bloomsbury)

» CCC launches Call for Evidence on UK risks and opportunities from climate change (The CCC)

» Bank of England publishes open letter on climate-related financial risks (Bank of England)

» £50 million Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems opens in Coventry (APC UK)

» £41m ‘giant battery’ project in Oxford will enable EV uptake (Oxford.gov)

» Google adds EV charging location functionality to Maps (Current)

» US presidential candidate outlines plan for US to hit net zero emissions (The Independent)

» Ford invests $500m in electric truck start-up Rivian (FT.com)

» Hydrogen APPG successfully hosts UK Parliament’s first ever Hydrogen Showcase (Connect)

» Lotus announces first ‘all new’ production car since 2008; world’s first full electric hypercar (Automotive World)

» RBS commits to Climate Group initiatives to accelerate climate action (RBS)

» Carmakers can exploit loopholes in the EU’s new CO2 emissions targets to push sales of ‘fake’ plug-in hybrid cars (T&E)

» Shell launches $300m forest plan to offset carbon emissions

» McDonald's announces grease recovery partnership to increase biofuels from waste (edie)

» Top German carmakers charged with blocking clean emissions technology (Reuters)

» City of London Corp aiming to have full fleet of electric RCVs (SMMT)

» Milk & More to add 160 pure-electric vans to its UK delivery fleet (edie)

» Gridserve commits to deploying network of 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging forecourts across the UK (Gridserve)

» Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla for CO2 emissions credits (EurActiv)

» Ford reveals their European electrification strategy (Electrive)

» Rushlight Summer Showcase to take place on 20 June, London (Rushlight)

» Insurer launches specialist electric vehicles policy (This is Money)

» RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles (Auto Express)

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